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Partners & Projects:  Global Family, Fighting Alzheimer’s, Global Moms, #IKnowHowSheDoesIt, Getting Kids to Sleep and Local House Tour

So. Much. Going. On.  There are too many great things happening with clients, friends and favorite causes this month, I just have to share:

“We are just one big family!”
2657826_origYes, every human on this planet is related and my friend (and cousin) A.J. Jacobs is trying to connect them all together with one big family tree (he’s at 240 million people so far!) and he’s hosting the first ever Global Family Reunion on June 6.  It’s an epic Family Festival! Music! Talks! Comedy! Genealogy! Contests! Potato sack races! Crafts! And LOTS of celebrity cousins!  Join us in NYC or at one of the satellite events: http://globalfamilyreunion.com/.


1828063_orig“A challenge to help those losing memories and loved ones to Alzheimer’s!”
In the spirit of families and memories, you can join The Surname Showdown, a worldwide contest to see which family name can raise the most money to fight Alzheimer’s.  Team up with those around the globe who share your last name, whether they’re close cousins, distant cousins, or just people who happen to have the same last name. Prizes will be awarded at The Global Family Reunion. Find, join, set-up or simply donate to your family name fundraising team NOW!

3680438_orig“What kind of world do you want for your family in 2030?”
Over the next month the Global Moms Relay will share personal stories from celebrities, community leaders, or everyday moms and dads on the kind of future they want for their family and the world.  For every social share of these stories, $1 will be donated to help moms and children around the world through UNICEF, MAMA, Shot@life, and Girl Up. Learn how to pass the #GlobalMoms baton here.


“What if we can have it all?”
2758081_origAuthor Laura Vanderkam has written another insightful, practical and mindset-shifting book about time management called I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make The Most of Their Time.  It’ll be on sale starting June 9th, but for a limited time, if you pre-order the book, you’ll qualify for membership into Laura’s exclusive book club with LIVE webinars and other goodies.  Click here for more information.  Also, you can register to win her new book as part of a GoodReads giveaway here.



“Help give kids and parents the gift of a good night’s sleep!”
Put Bungee To Bed is a crowdsourcing campaign from pediatric sleep consultant Dr. Sasha Carr to fund a new book to help parents and kids become better sleepers.  You’ll find awesome perks for your little sleepers and/or opportunities to donate books to those in need. Check it out at kidsleepexperts.com.


4361136_orig“Check out homes with heart.” 
On June 4th the first ever Darien House Tour kicks off, featuring five fine homes in the Darien area. There will be a celebratory after-party on June 5th, with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction. Sponsored by the First Congregational Church of Darien, the tour will support Person-to-Person and several other local charitable organizations. Get tickets before they sell out: http://www.darienhousetour.org/ 

Need more information about any of these causes or projects?  Do not hesitate to let me know at nancy@nancysheed.com.  Also, do you have a cause or project you are supporting?  I’d love to hear about it, please share in the comments below or connect with me on FacebookTwitterInstagram, or LinkedIn.   Thanks!